The binding of [3H]flunitrazepam, [3H]Ro 5-4864, and [3H]PK 11195 to membrane preparations of the retina was studied in the turtle and rabbit. Only a single population of [3H]flunitrazepam binding sites was detected in the turtle, whereas two populations appeared to be present in the rabbit. No specific binding for [3H]Ro 5-4864 and [3H]PK 11195 could be detected in the turtle. In rabbit, both ligands bound with high affinity, revealing a significant population of binding sites (KD values of 24 +/- 2.3 and 2.2 +/- 0.8 nM, and Bmax values of 440 +/- 35 and 1,482 +/- 110 fmol/mg of protein, respectively). The binding was temperature- and protein-dependent. Displacement studies showed a similar rank order of potency of various unlabeled ligands against both [3H]Ro 5-4864 and [3H]PK 11195 (PK 11195 > Ro 5-4864 > flunitrazepam > flumazenil). These results suggest that peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptors are present in the retina of the rabbit, but not of the turtle.
|Autori:||Giannaccini G; Martini C; Lucacchini A; Strettoi E; Piccolino M.|
|Titolo:||The peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptor ligands [3H]Ro 5-4864 and [3H]PK 11195 bind to the retina of rabbit, but not of turtle.|
|Anno del prodotto:||1993|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|